Mao,, gets an ornament. Anybody surprised? Big Government » Blog Archive » EXCLUSIVE: Transvestites, Mao And Obama Ornaments Decorate White House Christmas Tree Why let a holiday season come between the White House and making some political statements? The White House pegged controversial designer Simon Doonan to oversee the Christmas decorations for the White House. Mr. Doonan, who is creative director of Barneys New York has often caused a stir with his design choices. Like his naughty yuletide window display of Margaret Thatcher as a dowdy dominatrix and Dan Quayle as a ventriloquists dummy. For this years White House, he didnt disappoint.